Is sinusitis associated with different types of infection?

The sinuses are air filled cavities that are located in the skull. There are a few different areas located behind the eyes, behind the eyebrows, along the cheekbones and above the bridge of the nose that make up the sinuses. Sinusitis could affect the individual to a large extent and therefore immediate treatment for sinusitis is a necessity. Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses get infected and are inflamed. The sinuses are normally filled with air. Mucus production takes place in the sinuses and this mucus ends up being passed out into the nose. Under normal circumstances, the quantity of mucus production and release is minimal.

When an individual suffers from a cold or from some form of nasal irritation, the production of mucus will increase. This is released through the nose as well which is why people with colds tend to have runny noses. When the nose is blocked, the sinuses will get blocked as well. It is important to know that this is not sinusitis. Sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become inflamed because they are exposed to some form of bacterial, viral or fungal infection.

In most cases, sinusitis is associated with these types of infection. It is, however, an exposure to some environmental condition that may trigger sinusitis. Exposure to allergens and to extreme dry air filled with dust may lead to the development of sinusitis over a period of time. This is because the nasal and sinus cavities will be irritated and may react, thus leaving them vulnerable to an attack from some opportunistic infection. During a period of exposure to dust or allergens, the production of mucus may also increase, thus leading to the possibility of the sinuses getting blocked up. All these situations are considered to be contributing factors to the development of sinusitis. The actual infection may vary from case to case based on what infection is present in the area where the individual lives.

Acute sinusitis symptoms last for a period of up to four weeks whereas chronic sinusitis symptoms may last for longer, often for periods of months or years. Sinusitis is not a serious medical condition. It is, however, extremely irritating as it causes regular headaches and gives the individual a feeling of heaviness. For this reason, one must seek treatment for sinusitis. There are several ways in which one can get treatment for sinusitis. An individual may seek treatment for sinusitis at a doctor's clinic or by using some well known sinus congestion relief home remedies.

The best and simplest sinusitis congestion relief home remedies are related to steam. Steam inhalation has been used for years to help clear blocked noses and sinuses. Sinusitis is an infection based condition. It has been found that the loosening and removal of mucus tends to relieve symptoms. It has also been found that this mucus removal tends to clear out some of the infectious material in the sinuses. Over time, this leads to an improvement in the condition of the patient. Stream inhalation can be used as a treatment for sinusitis with or without any additives. In some cases, people may add drops of oil like eucalyptus oil to add some herbal benefits to this treatment for sinusitis.

Medically, the treatment for sinusitis may involve the use of antibiotics. However, in most cases, medical treatment for sinusitis involves vitamin supplements and general medication to help boost the body so that it can fight off the infection itself.

There have been severe cases where treatment for sinusitis needs to be more aggressive. In such cases, the patient may need some form of surgical intervention to evacuate the sinuses. This happens when there has been a blockage for many months or years that lead to chronic sinusitis symptoms.

answered by M W

Cures for Sinusitis

  • Apply deep pressure on the sinus points, press and leave for 20 times with medium strength deeply.
  • Take 1 tsp Indian gooseberry powder with 1 tsf honey in 1 cup water every morning on empty stomach daily for 5 months.
  • Go for yoga pranayama especially kapalbhati and anulom vilom each for 20 minutes daily.

answered by D M K

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